The Baggies completed the signing of the Costa Rica international just last week but he will not be rushed into making his Premier League debut, according to his new head coach
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The Costa Rica international only arrived in England last week after being afforded an extended break due to his World Cup commitments and subsequent visa issues.
With that in mind, Irvine is only focusing on getting Gamboa up to the required fitness levels for top-flight football and has revealed that he may not make an appearance until after the international break in early September.
"On Monday he joined in the technical part of the session so he did the warm-up with the fitness coach, then the technical warm-up with the lads," he told the club's official website. "At that point he went out of it.
"Yesterday he did a bit more. He did the warm-up, the technical part, did some possession and joined in some shape work that we did.
"But before the game we took him out because we don't think he's ready to take part in a training match yet.
"We will drip him in gradually. He's a good athlete.
"Physically he will get up to speed quickly but he's behind it at the moment, obviously because he's done little training since the World Cup.
"So he's got a bit to do yet.
"He won't be involved this weekend (at Southampton on Saturday) and it might be a big ask for him to be involved in the game at Swansea.
"So we're probably looking at him coming back after the international break."